Jonathan Payne is an artist residing in the Los Angeles area. His sculptures focus on bizarre and fantasical surrealist characters.
Recently Jonathan has become consumed with the creation of realistic yet abstract human body hybrids known as FLESHLETTES. In addition to these macabre characters, Jonathan enjoys figurative and nature sculpture.
He has studied under Jordu Schell, John Brown and Simon Lee.www.paynesculptures.com
My name is Brad Hill and I'm an adult that plays with clay all day. In 2010, I was gifted a lot of Play-Doh, and to not let it go to waste, I started making things. Then, all of this started. My brother told me to make this blurb longer, so this sentence is for him.
My pieces are typically done with a mix of clay and 3D printing. I use polymer clay, and for all 3D prints, I create the models and print them only once.www.sircreate.com
As a professional Creature Fx Artist, I have had the pleasure of creating and contributing to many characters for film and television. I have had the honor to work for and along side many talented people and FX shops. On these pages are some of my contributions to the industry along with personal work and work done for private companies and collectors.www.fxwork.com
Pumpkin Sculpt USA is owned and operated by Andy Gertler of Travel Channel’s Sand Masters TV Show. This year Pumpkin Sculpt USA has had the privileged of teaming up with professional sculptors Sue Beatrice and JL Cook to further grow our business and now offers a wider range of pumpkin sculpts for any occasion.
Andy Gertler is a professional sculptor who specializes in the ephemeral arts. He has traveled the world, working with a variety of different elements including, sand, ice, snow and most recently, pumpkins. Gertler has been working professionally for various sand sculpture companies for over 10 years. In 2002, he started his own company, Sand Sculpt USA, wh ere he focuses on sculpting and team building for corporate, charity and private events. Gertler has worked with a wide range of different clients, including, Martha Stewart, Cablevision, Atlantis Resort Bahamas, Armani Exchange and Yahoo! Most recently Gertler has been cast as a member of the new Travel Channel reality TV show "Sand Masters" where he and five of his sand sculpting cohorts travel around the world creating sand sculptures for a various clients. Sand Masters currently airs Sunday nights at 7:00 pm on the Travel Channel.www.facebook.com/PumpkinSculpt
Daran Holt studied at the Tom Savini Special Effects Makeup Program at the DEC in Pennsylvania. Always having an infatuation with creatures and horror films he started working in commercialized Haunted Houses at a young age which was the catalyst of becoming an artist and collector.
Daran also appeared on Face Off Season 6 on Syfy.www.daranholt.com
Simian Productions creates dark and beautiful limited edition sculptures from the art of underground and alternative artists.www.simianproductions.com
Mythic Articulations was created in late 2013 with one goal in mind ― to create what nature won't. More specifically, to create the skeletons and skulls of mythical creatures and cryptids. We offer a growing variety of replica osteological specimens of animals that you just can't get anywhere else, because they don't exist (or haven't been proven to exist). Be it the elusive Bare-Fronted Hoodwink, the mighty Wolpertinger, or something else that you might have actually heard of, we'll do our best to make it real. We use state of the art 3D Printing techniques to create each replica.www.mythicarticulations.com Oddities, Toys
Neill Art Studios is a full creative art studio that specializes in creating preposterously outrageous pumpkin carvings in the Fall. We provide amazing one- of- a- kind carved pumpkins for people, events and parties! We are available for demonstrations, classes, and guarantee to put on a great carving show.
We pick the best pumpkins from our local Southern California crops to make sure they will be the freshest when we carve them for you. After we finish carving them, they are treated with a mild bleach preservative to keep them from perishing early. Keep your pumpkins for two weeks or longer by keeping in a cool place and spray them with a mild solution of bleach water to keep them hydrated daily.
Besides the work of Neill Art Studios incredible pumpkin carvings during the fall, we have clients in the film, TV, Themed Entertainment, Craft and Toy Industries. Creating both illustrations & sculptures on a regular basis. For us, keeping busy with fun work is what it is all about.www.neillartstudios.com
Sculptor, creature and character designer Matthew J. Levin.www.matthewjlevin.com
Academy Award-winner Joel Harlow is one of the most innovative makeup and special makeup artists and designers in American motion pictures. Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Harlow’s passion to work on film began with his childhood viewing of the original 1933 “King Kong.” Moving to New York City at college age, he studied animation at the School of Visual Arts, but his true passion was special makeup effects. Harlow gained practical experience on such New York-based low budget horror and fantasy films as “The Toxic Avenger” (parts II and III) and “Basket Case 2". Harlow then moved westward to Los Angeles, where he worked for several makeup effects houses, finally landing in Steve Johnson’s XFC, Inc., where he remained for eight years as a makeup effects designer on a number of films.
Anxious to apply his skills on set, Harlow began working on such high profile films as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Constantine” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” creating a long-standing relationship with Johnny Depp, director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Harlow would be the key makeup artist, makeup effects supervisor, prosthetic makeup designer and special effects makeup supervisor on both “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,” again directed by Verbinski, and then makeup department head on “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directed by Rob Marshall.
Harlow shared an Academy Award with fellow makeup artists Barney Burman and Mindy Hall on JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek” in 2010. Earlier, Harlow won a Critic’s Choice award for his work on "Alice in Wonderland," as well as Primetime Emmy Awards for the television miniseries versions of Stephen King’s “The Stand” and “The Shining,” and received nominations for “Mad Men,” “Carnivale” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Most recently, Harlow worked as Johnny Depp’s makeup artist on “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Tourist,” “The Rum Diary,” “Dark Shadows” and “The Lone Ranger,” another Gore Verbinski/Jerry Bruckheimer production, for which he was also makeup department head. Additionally, he was key makeup artist on Ron Howard’s “Angels & Demons,” key prosthetic makeup artist for Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” and “Green Lantern” and makeup department head on “Battle: Los Angeles.”
Harlow’s company, Joel Harlow Designs, creates a full range of state-ofthe- art makeup, special makeup effects and prosthetics, from lab to set.www.joelharlowdesigns.com